Rheumatic Heart Disease: causes and treatment

Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which rheumatic fever causes permanent damage to the heart valves. The heart valve is damaged by a disease that usually begins with a throat infection caused by a bacteria called streptococcus A, which could eventually produce rheumatic fever. The effects of rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever, an inflammatory disease, can affect many connective tissues, especially those of the heart, joints, skin and brain. Rheumatic fever can appear at any age, but it usually occurs in children five to 15 years of age. Rheumatic fever causes…

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